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Tokiko IHARA first received training in ceremonial dance at Niutsuhime Jinja, the guardian shrine of Mount Koya, and temple of ascetic practice. She studied with Hideaki Bunno and Yasuhiro Higashi. She seeks the expression of light and sound, sources of the universe, exploring Japanese traditional culture and the spirituality and universality with roots across the world. Her performances are dedicated to temples and shrines, domestically and overseas, and often in collaboration with other artists and musicians.
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